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CLOSING UPDATE: Unilever hits 52-week high second time in one month 21 July 2017 19:05 BST

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This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's United Kingdom market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

Unilever, the largest food producer company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, hit a 52-week high of GBX4,428.50 today for the second time in the past one month and last traded at GBX4,378.0. Trading volume was 91% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 35.0 points (or 0.5%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.2%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ The positive 28.62 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

+ The stock has outperformed 86% of the United Kingdom market over the past 6 months.

+ In the last one month the stock has hit a new 52-week high twice and in the last three months fifteen times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

+ The price lifted 2.7% in the last week and increased 1.7% in the last month.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

+ Return on Equity 36.1% [21.6%]

+ Return on Assets 9.8% [7.9%]

+ Return on Capital Employed 22.4% [17.4%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Interest cover is less leveraged at 13.8 times.

+ Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 4.9 is less than the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of <5.

+ Tobin's Q Ratio is 1.1. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

+ Net profit margin has averaged 10.6% in the last 3 years. This is better than the sector average of 9.2% and suggests a high margin of safety.

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity is high at 36.1%.

Note

Overbought/Bearish:

The 1.1% discount to 12-month high of GBX4,428.50 against the 44.7% premium to 12-month low of GBX3,025.24 suggests the climb might be peaking.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Overvaluation:

Year-on-Year Earnings Growth of 5.8% [8.8%]

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Unilever hits 52-week high second time in one month

21 July 2017 15:54 BST

Unilever PLC (L:ULVR) hit a 52-week high of GBX4,428.50 today for the second time in the past one month and last traded at GBX4,388.0. Trading volume was 1.1 times average so far today.

Morning Alert: Unilever hits 52-week high second time in one month

21 July 2017 11:23 BST

Unilever PLC (L:ULVR) hit a 52-week high of GBX4,428.50 today for the second time in the past one month and last traded at GBX4,417.50. This brought its five-day rise to GBX154.0 or 3.6%. Trading volume was 1.3 times average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Unilever hits 52-week high tenth time in two months

20 July 2017 19:05 BST

Unilever, the largest food producer company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, hit a 52-week high of GBX4,394.50 today for the tenth time in the past two months and last traded at GBX4,389.0. This brought its four-day rise to GBX125.50 or 2.9%. Trading volume was 93% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 54.5 points (or 0.7%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.0%.

Afternoon Alert: Unilever in 4th consecutive rise, nears one-month high

20 July 2017 15:55 BST

Unilever PLC (L:ULVR) extended its gains Thursday, rising an additional GBX52.0 (or 1.2%) to trade at GBX4,366.0. The stock increased 0.36% on Tuesday and 0.55% on Wednesday bringing its 4-day rise to 2.4%. It is now approaching its a 23-day high of GBX4,376.0.

Unilever PLC (L:ULVR; LON:ULVR; LN:ULVR)

ISIN: GB00B10RZP78

PermID: 4295894770

Source: www.BuySellSignals.com